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Dichelostemma

DICHELOSTEMMA (click on any picture to get more information)



D. capitatum


Common Name: Blue Dicks

The vigorous corms of this species increase rapidly by offsets and were a principal source of food for the original Californians. It has purple bracts around tight knots of blue– violet flowers on 2–3 foot stems. It loves heat, sun and good drainage, and blooms early in spring. Our bulbs are grown from seeds from many low Sierra foothill locations, 1000 to 2800'.

Bulbs: $1.50 each. SORRY, SOLD OUT FOR 2013



D. congestum


Common Name: Forktooth Ookow

Tight raceme of lavender blue flowers on stems to 2 feet high. Grows in sun or filtered shade. Found in both North Coast and Sierra Ranges. Makes excellent cut flowers. Grown from seed collected in Sierra county at 3500' elevation. Form very like D. multiflorum, except that crown segments are toothed.

Bulbs: $2.00 each. SORRY, SOLD OUT FOR 2013

 


D. multiflorum


Common Name: Roundtooth Ookow, Wild Hyacinth

Clusters of lavender urn–shaped flowers on 24" stems. Found from the central Sierras and the edge of the Valley north to Oregon. Thrives in sun and heat. Make excellent cut flowers. Grown from seed collected in Yuba county at 1800'. Form very like D. congestum, except that crown segments are rounded.

Bulbs: $2.00 each. SORRY, SOLD OUT FOR 2013



D. volubile


Common Names: Twining Brodiaea, Snake Lily

Large, dense clusters of bright pink flowers on long twining stems, often climbing bushes and fences. Blooms in May to June. Found in open woodlands of lower foothills of Sierra Nevada and California Coast Range. From seed collected from several sites in northern Sierra Nevada foothills, 1000 to 2400'.

Bulbs: $2.00 each. SORRY, SOLD OUT FOR 2013

 

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